Crystal Ski Holidays

Reckon you’ve wrapped your head around ski jargon? Well, you might know your chairlifts from your gondolas, and the difference between powder and moguls – but to really look like a pro on the mountain, you’ve got to speak the slang. Check out our list of the top ski slang terms, put together by our expert staff at Crystal Hubs around the UK. Allez, allez: French for ‘chop, chop’ or ‘go, go’ – often said by ski instructors in France to encourage people in lessons….Continue Reading “LOOK LIKE A PRO ON THE SLOPES: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SKI SLANG”

Ischgl, Austria

Everyone learns to ski at their own pace, so how long it takes to progress can vary a lot. Stay on track with our guide to the big ski milestones, and speed up your progress with tips on how to improve. What does it mean to be good at skiing? Good is a relative term, but the key to being a good skier is often confidence. When you’re confident exploring new runs, techniques and equipment, you can focus less on being good and more on…Continue Reading “HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET GOOD AT SKIING?”

Borovets, bulgaria

You’re dreaming of snowy mountains and gliding gracefully down slopes – but how do you actually start planning a ski trip? Check out our first-timer FAQ to help you get going.   How do I book a ski holiday? First, you’ll need to sort your flights, transfers and accommodation. These are included with all of our ski holidays, so you just need to decide on when and where you want to go. Look for resorts that are best for beginners, with highly rated, English-speaking ski…Continue Reading “HOW TO PLAN YOUR FIRST SKI TRIP”

Borovets, Bulgaria

Planning your first ski holiday but never put on a pair of skis before? We’ve got your back. Here are some top tips to help you get prepped for the mountain, and make the most of every second. Do some resort research When you’re choosing a resort, don’t just go for the big names or your friends’ favourites – find one that’s best for beginners. It’ll have everything a first-timer needs, like English-speaking ski schools and lots of easy green and blue runs where you…Continue Reading “TOP TIPS FOR BEGINNER SKIERS”

Getting ready for your first snowboarding holiday is exciting, especially if you focus on a few important bits first. It’s not about having all the gear and no idea, or choosing your resort because it’s got the cheapest beer. The saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ is never more true. Pick up the basics before you go Book some pre-holiday lessons at an indoor snow centre, as you’re going to get more from your holiday by arriving in resort knowing some of the basics….Continue Reading “SNOWBOARDING BASICS FOR BEGINNERS”